EA/BioWare The Old Republic Update

May 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Posted in News, Star Wars: The Old Republic | Leave a comment
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Big news coming from EA and BioWare. In their Q4 Earnings conference call yesterday, EA said that Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s change from a subscription only service to a free-to-play/subscription hybrid has created growth for the title. In the call (the transcript of which you can read here), Blake Jorgensen, Chief Financial Officer for EA, said the following:

“The game has attracted new free-to-play members and total active users are up. We continue to deliver new game updates for the community every six weeks, helping drive subscribers and free-to-play consumers to the game.”

Dye modules, releasing in Game Update 2.1, will allow players to change the color of their armor and clothing (for items above level 15).

That’s certainly good news, especially due to the myriad of predictions that heralded the switch to free-to-play as the death of the title. This news is made even better by an update by community manager Eric Musco. The post, also released yesterday, over at The Old Republic Forums details the release dates for the next two game updates. Game Update 2.1: Customization, which features new customization options, Cartel market items, and the addition of the Cathar species will release on May 14th, with Game Update 2.2 dropping on June 11th.

While many decry that Game Update 2.1 is just a way to add content to the game’s Cartel Marketplace, Eric was quick to counter that. Both updates will feature “the usual bug fixes, quality of life improvements, etc. which you have come to expect”. While he didn’t go into detail about features for update 2.2, he did say it will not feature any new Cartel items. He also teased that the Gree Enclave will be making a return “soon”.  You can read the full post here.

All in all this is solid news for fans of the game, as well as subscribers who worried their long term support would be for naught and that the game was going to shutdown.  We’ll keep you posted on any more news and expect our full review of Game Update 2.1 and Update 2.2 when they release.

Posted by: EJ for Roqoo Depot.
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Free Comic Book Day 2013 Reviews

May 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Like many comic readers, I went out on Free Comic Book Day and picked up a lot of comics. Some were better than others. Below you’ll find my reviews for: Atomic Robo/Bodie Troll, The Steam Engines of Oz>, Mouse Guard/Rust, Endangered Weapon B and the Tentacles of Doom, Judge Dredd Classics, 2000 AD Sci-Fi Anthology, Infinity and more. Continue Reading Free Comic Book Day 2013 Reviews…

Bombad Video Games

May 8, 2013 at 11:49 am | Posted in Disney, Lucasfilm, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment

Jedi News caught a news article on Fusible reporting that Lucasfilm has registered nine new domain names. These domain names could be in regards to the recent Electronic Arts news. If so, we could be looking at the names of new video game titles. And some of them sound Jar Jar Fantastic.

order67.net
starwarsalliance.com
starwarsrebels.com
starwarswolfpack.com
wolfpackadventures.net
wookieehunters.com

And my personal favorites: gunganfrontier2.com, gunganfrontier3.com and gunganfrontier4.com. Sounds like bombad video games to me.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. You be the judge.

Our Review of ‘Star Wars #5’

May 8, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Ah, Princess Leia. She’s invincible, right? Well in Star Wars #5, Brian Wood reminds us that being invincible doesn’t make you safe. Click here to read our full review of Star Wars #5.

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New Release: ‘Star Wars #5’

May 8, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Dark Horse Comics has one new Star Wars release today.

Star Wars #5

When Princess Leia is caught between two squadrons of TIE fighters, her undercover scouting may be at an end. But Luke Skywalker is doing his best to disobey Leia’s own orders, and to once again save the princess. Time is short and the Empire is closing in!

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Rodolfo Migliari

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

May 8, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 2 Comments

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from May 8 through 14th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

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